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'Seems unlikely' I'll need to speak with Mueller

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Trump had said he fired FBI director James Comey previous year in part because of his earlier investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 election. "Republicans should finally take control!" When or even if an interview would occur was not immediately clear, nor were the terms for the interview or whether Trump's lawyers would seek to narrow the range of questions or topics that prosecutors would cover. Read More »

Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

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Cops reported severe burns to the little girl's extremities. According to WNEM , an autopsy found the girl had "multiple traumatic injuries" and "signs of Battered Child Syndrome (multiple injuries, multiple sites, multiple ages)". Marshals Service in Macon Georgia, who worked in conjunction with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department. Her parental grandmother, Deborah Barrett , described Gabby as a " ball of joy " who loved to play and run around the house, while her paternal ... Read More »

Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting in Louisiana

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Mr Payou's contract was extended for three years by the board during that meeting and includes incentives for performance. City Prosecutor Ike Funderburk told KATC that the School System officials had called him this morning to reiterate that the system wasn't interested in pursuing charges. Read More »

Cornyn Says Democrats Hold Spending Bill Hostage on Immigration

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Meeting with Republicans and Democrats at the White House today, Trump said he wants funding for a massive border wall and an end to chain migration and visa lotteries. Trump also said he hoped to pursue a "comprehensive" immigration bill after lawmakers strike a deal on the dreamers. Conservatives quickly sounded alarms about a process that would lead to a comprehensive agreement on immigration, a path that has always been anathema to many rank-and-file Republicans. Read More »

AMD slashes the MSRP of its Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs

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That remains to be seen (and tested), of course, but if the reality lives up to AMD's own estimates, pretty good. New mobile APUs will build on the two models AMD launched past year. How much will the new chips cost? Better yet AMD just slashed the prices on a whole host of processors, something that you should see in etailer pricing in the coming days. Read More »

LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team

LaVar Ball was in Lithuania with LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball when he made these comments - the Lakers can't stop that. In an interview with ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, Ball expressed some issues with Walton, including his age, his control of the team and the idea of him coaching either LeBron James or Paul George should either chose to come to the Lakers this offseason. Read More »

Trump to announce 'fake news' awards

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But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House? "Personally, I'm excited for the most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the year", he said . During his tenure as President, Mr Trump has repeatedly claimed the media has been unfair to him. They call the show "monotonous ... liberal dogma", "a fake news show" and "political propaganda disguised as entertainment" respectively. Read More »

White House requests $13bn to build Trump's border wall

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The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The wish list was delivered to Congress Friday, and shockingly, is an exact copy of a list of policies Democrats called a "non-starter" in October during other efforts to strike a bipartisan immigration deal in order to protect DACA recipients, leading many to suspect that this latest Trump administration effort could also derail bipartisan discussions. Read More »

One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt

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At least 12 people were also injured in the accident and have been hospitalized. The tourist who was killed is a United States national, though the nationalities of the other tourists injured are still unknown, Al-Ahram reported. The balloon was carrying both Egyptians and foreign tourists, with the nationality of the latter not yet having been disclosed. Since then, balloon rides have been monitored by cameras and banned from flying above 2,000 meters. Read More »

USA envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

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We will die, but we'll take Iran back. The global community failed to do that in 2009. "We wish for peace in the country to be ensured, as soon as possible, and that common sense would prevail to prevent the escalation of the incidents, and that provocative rhetoric and external interventions would be avoided", the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement . Read More »

Michele Bachmann eyes Franken's Senate seat

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If Bachmann does plan on running for Franken's seat, she may have to start her campaign pretty soon. Should it be now? However, she told Bakker that she was wary about wading into the Senate race because she's anxious about paying a price that she described as "bigger than ever" because "the Swamp is so toxic". Read More »

Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27

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The firebrand daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner died in Brooklyn Saturday morning, sources told the New York Daily News . The NYPD tried to arrest Eric Garner , 43, for allegedly peddling loose cigarettes . Days before the anniversary of her father's death in 2015, she led a march through the streets of St. George and Tompkinsville, as part of a week-long series of events planned to honor his legacy and raise awareness of what she believed was a trend of police ... Read More »

Donald Trump accuses Pakistan of lying, halts all aids

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United States officials told the newspaper that the Americans demanded access to the man who they feel might have valuable information about the whereabouts of at least one other American hostage. It was not immediately clear why Trump opted to tweet on Pakistan. Lawmaker Hina Butt said Trump's criticism was "baseless". And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrote an op-ed article for the New York Times published Thursday stating that "we are prepared to partner with Pakistan to defeat ... Read More »

Without Warning, Trump Fires All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council

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Kaye Hayes, the council's executive director, confirmed in a statement Friday that the remaining members had received a letter saying the administration was ending their appointments. A notice on the Federal Register says the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations for new council members. Six members of the council resigned in June due to " a president who simply does not care ", according to one member in a Newsweek op-ed entitled " Trump doesn't care about ... Read More »

Snow falling in the Five Towns

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The trend continues as we head into the weekend and now the potential for snow begins to mix with the cold. Roads are already snow covered and will become worse through the evening. With wind chills, it'll feel around 5 to 10 degrees below zero. Highs remain between 10-15 degrees to start off the first couple days of 2018. Total snow accumulations within and near the advisory area are expected to run between two and four inches. Read More »

Man fleeing from police drives off OR pier

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A December 27, 2017 booking photo of Timofey Erofeeff from the Astoria police department. Officers did not follow Erofeeff when he drove onto a pier, but he continued and launched the pickup off the end into the Columbia before exiting the vehicle. Read More »

As Liberia awaits presidential election result, ruling party summons emergency meeting

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The Liberian former global soccer legend turned politician won the first round of the polls contested by 20 presidential candidates, but he did not obtain the 50 percent plus one vote required to be declared victor. The Liberia Elections Observation Network, which had more than 1,000 observers stationed across the country, hailed a vote it said had passed calmly with better organisation than the first poll on October 10, as did observers from the European Union. Read More »

Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

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In court, prosecutors said Layman was on a first date with Buzbee, according to KHOU-TV. When she was first arrested, the damage was estimated at $300,000, but later a report has that number at about $1.5 million. A felony criminal mischief conviction for causing more than $200,000 in damages in Texas reportedly carries a possible punishment of five to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Read More »

Soon, an Israeli train station called Trump

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Minister Katz also made a decision to name it the Donald J. Trump station, after the American president who recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Yedioth Ahronoth reported . The train line planned by Katz is an extension of a new high-speed rail link set to open next year connecting Jerusalem to Israel's commercial centre in Tel Aviv and the country's airport nearby. Read More »

Is there a better centre-forward than Harry Kane? - Pochettino

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I'm so happy to congratulate him and all of the team, well done. "It does not surprise us because every day we see how he works, how determined he is and how professional he is", he said. Harry Kane has defended team-mate Dele Alli , who quickly adopted the role of pantomime villain on Saturday, when Tottenham halted a five-game winless run on the road in the top flight. Read More »

CHP officers injured in crash on 880

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According to a post on Twitter, CHP says they suspect the driver was impaired while driving. Officer Velasquez was in the driver's seat of the patrol vehicle and suffered minor injuries. "Today is the tragic loss of one of our own". A second officer in the vehicle was treated at a hospital and released. Camilleri and Velasquez, who was seated in the driver's seat, were participating in the department's Maximum Enforcement Patrol to ensure the safety of motorists during the holiday season. Read More »

Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in a coma, her family says

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Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, told the News that her daughter's condition was grave. Erica Garner calls for further justice and legal action against the police officers responsible in the death of her father, Eric Garner . Family attorney Jonathan Moore told The Post Monday that Garner was in stable condition and surrounded by family. "So, she's not doing well". "As of now there are no updates", the family said. Read More »

Smith County children without a home after Christmas Eve fire

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The blaze was extinguished by 7:04 a.m., fire officials said. Fire ripped through the home of a firefighter from the Pembroke, Kentucky Fire Department. The fire is under investigation. Firefighters say she was hanging from the window and crews used a ladder to bring her down and one firefighter made a heroic grab to get her down. Read More »

Jobless rates fell in 24 US states, record lows in 5

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Unemployment rates dropped in 20 states across the country and marked record lows in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November. "The addition of 330,600 jobs over the year demonstrates the consistency with which employers in our state create job opportunities for the highly skilled Texas workforce", said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. Read More »

Old habits die hard for Liverpool as defensive gremlins resurface at Arsenal

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Despite that setback, Klopp could still call on his "fab four" of Coutinho, Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane . That means Alexandre Lacazette leads the line with Jack Wilshere in midfield and Ainsley Maitland-Niles at full back. Sanchez had been totally anonymous up to that point, but the Arsenal forward sprang to life to reduce the deficit 60 seconds after they fell two behind. Read More »

Elderly Couple Arrested With $336K of Pot, Claims it Was Christmas Gifts

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A couple in their 80s was arrested in Nebraska on Tuesday for allegedly transporting 60 pounds of marijuana, worth several hundred thousand dollars, which they told the police they meant to give away as Christmas presents . That's when deputies found the cannabis, along with several containers of concentrated THC. A Sheriff's Department in Nebraska was in for a surprise when they stopped an elderly couple for a traffic violation. Read More »

Control of Virginia's State House Could Be Decided by a Coin Toss

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Now the 94th House District is tied . Because Republicans now control 50 seats in the body to Democrats' 49 seats, the random decision could hand Republicans a majority, or leave power evenly split between the parties. That would mean both Yancey and Simonds had 11,608 votes each. After review, the recount court agreed to count the ballot for Delegate Yancey . Election officials presiding over the five-hour recount on Tuesday had discarded that ballot. Read More »

Barcelona Set to Lose Griezmann Fight Claim

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The former Ajax player then forced a move to Barcelona in 2014 for a fee of about £65m and has gone on to score 130 goals in 168 appearances for the Blaugrana. Unbeaten Atletico are second in the table, six points behind leaders Barcelona , and Marca reported that Atletico feel that the Catalan club's interest in Griezmann , as real as it might be, is also a destabilising tactic. Read More »